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C06105v1 Graduate Diploma in Communication Management

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Communication Management (GradDipCommM)
UAC code: 940510 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 032340D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Communication Management explores foundation studies and skills for professional communication practice. It is designed for current and prospective communication professionals seeking a professional qualification and scholarly development in the broad field of communication management.

Academic staff involved in the course have substantial industry experience and have undertaken research in the field.

Course aims

Graduates of this course have:

  • advanced understanding of communication and its management
  • the ability to synthesise communication theory and practice
  • the ability to analyse, design, cost and evaluate a communication strategy
  • a sensitivity to ethical and legal issues related to communication
  • a capacity to reflect on the roles and responsibilities of communicators
  • the capacity to apply perspectives that are intercultural and global, and
  • a sensitivity to issues of exclusion, equity and justice.

Career options

Career options include roles in the field of communication management such as public relations, communication advising, community relations, corporate communication, integrated communication, internal communication, international communication, media liaison and public affairs.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Apply an advanced body of practice-oriented knowledge and skills to develop, implement and evaluate innovative solutions to real-world communication challenges
1.2 Graduates are able to continually develop the multi-media skills that are required to remain current in professional practice
2.1 Critically and creatively re-think public relations, advertising and organisational change models and practices for the 21st century beyond dominant models and approaches
2.2 Locate, gather, organise and synthesise information across diverse platforms to guide their understanding of contemporary communication issues and challenges.
3.1 Recognise and negotiate cultural differences
4.1 Analyse the opportunities and constraints organisational communication poses for Indigenous people and issues and learn how to be led by diverse Indigenous perspectives to identify new ways of imagining and creating communication solutions for a range of issues and publics
5.1 Graduates are able to counsel decision-makers about challenges and solutions for different organisational and cultural contexts, including issues of exclusion, equity, cultural difference and social justice
6.1 Graduates are able to persuade and engage diverse audiences through both written and oral communication strategies, across a range of media formats, with consideration of others' needs and views

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Students who have graduated with the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Communication) (C10248) may be granted up to one third of the postgraduate course in credit recognition. Other relevant qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis.

Course structure

This course totals 48 credit points of study consisting of three core foundation subjects (24 credit points) and three other communication management subjects (24 credit points). Two of the communication management subjects are compulsory and one is an elective.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Course completion requirements

STM90751 Core foundation subjects 24cp
STM90768 Communication Management 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below for both full-time and part-time students, commencing in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57022 Foundations of Communication   8cp
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
57035 Organisational Change and Communication   8cp
Spring session
57025 Intercultural and International Communication   8cp
57024 Managing Public Communication Strategies   8cp
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57022 Foundations of Communication   8cp
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
Spring session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57025 Intercultural and International Communication 8cp  
CBK90847 Electives 8cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57024 Managing Public Communication Strategies   8cp
57035 Organisational Change and Communication   8cp
Spring session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57025 Intercultural and International Communication 8cp  
CBK90847 Electives 8cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57022 Foundations of Communication   8cp
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
57025 Intercultural and International Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57024 Managing Public Communication Strategies   8cp
57035 Organisational Change and Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57022 Foundations of Communication   8cp
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57024 Managing Public Communication Strategies   8cp
57035 Organisational Change and Communication   8cp
Spring session
57025 Intercultural and International Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Communication Management, Graduate Diploma in Public Relations (C06103), Graduate Diploma in Integrated Communication (C06101), and the Master of Arts in Communication Management (C04254).

Professional recognition

Courses in the postgraduate program in Communication Management at UTS have been accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) for over 20 years. The Graduate Diploma in Communication Management is accredited with PRIA and graduates have an accelerated path to professional membership.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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